Bobby Rush

Veteran politician Pat Dowell switched her sights from Illinois secretary of state to Congress after Rush, a 15-term Democrat, announced he won't seek reelection.
“They even had the unmitigated gall to make coffee for themselves and to pop popcorn -- my popcorn, in my microwave," said Rep. Bobby Rush.
Robert Emmons Jr. is running for Congress in Illinois, challenging stereotypes about shootings in his hometown and seeking to unseat Democrat Bobby Rush.
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) described the pain of his son's shooting death, saying he never wants to hear a mother's primal scream of pain again. He and other Democrats took over the House floor to demand votes on gun legislation in the wake of the Orlando massacre.
It will take rediscovering the audacity of Harold Washington, Jr. to reverse this mentality.
What remains endlessly hinted at about the 2016 presidential race, but not fully articulated, is that something enormous -- bigger than politics, bigger than America itself, perhaps -- is trembling and kicking just below the surface, struggling to emerge.
“Crack cocaine and the crime bill were the true worst problems that the black community has suffered through in the last 50 years."
It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.
The bill could give the federal government a role in reshaping the way the NCAA treats college athletes.